Gordon Kimura | Black Belt

Gordon Kimura | Black Belt

Gordon Kimura | Black Belt

Gordon Kimura, born and raised in Honolulu, HI, started his Jiu Jitsu training in 2007 in Florida while serving in the Air Force. Due to the lack of Jiu Jitsu academies in the area, training consisted of instruction and rolling sessions in a private classroom under a purple belt. After a few successful competitions in the Southeast Region, Gordon was promoted to Blue Belt 3 months into training. Later that year, Gordon relocated to Japan where he started his formal instruction under a black belt.

In 2008, Gordon was promoted to Purple Belt after a year of training in Tokyo. Gordon competed across Japan during his military tour in Asia. Gordon founded the Uprising Jiu Jitsu Academy on Yokota Air Base in 2010, where he was the head instructor for the kid and adult program. In 2011, Gordon moved back to the U.S. in Seattle to fulfill his military commitment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. It was here where Gordon became motivated, developed his own unique game, and gained a strong desire to compete. Between 2011-2013, he competed up and down the west coast winning gold in California, Oregon,Washington, and Canada.

In 2014, Gordon was promoted to Brown Belt, and moved to Tucson, Arizona. In the summer of 2016, Inverse was born, Gordon received his Black Belt, later that year from Professor David Reilly. Gordon is an active Black Belt competitor on the IBJJF circuit and F2W Promotion. Jiu Jitsu has been a way of life for Gordon and has become the center for his life’s philosophy.

Sponsors

  • Albino and Preto

  • Choke Aloha

Accomplishments

  • Washington State Champion/Purple

  • Vancouver B.C. Open Champion/Purple

  • Oregon Open Champion/Purple

  • Five Grappling Oregon Champion/Purple

  • IBJJF World Master Champion/Purple/M1

  • IBJJF NOGI World Champion/Brown/M1

  • IBJJF Pan Bronze/Brown/M1

  • IBJJF American National Champion/Black/M1

  • IBJJF Seattle International Open Silver/Black

  • IBJJF World Master Bronze/Black/M2

  • IBJJF NOGI World Bronze/Black/M2

  • 3 F2W Superfight wins/2 FOTN honors

Gabriel Souza | Brown Belt

Gabriel Souza | Brown Belt

Gabriel Souza |Brown Belt

Gabriel Souza was born in Paulínia-SP, Brazil. He grew up in Campinas-SP and in 2008 moved to Piracicaba-SP with his mother. His first contact with Jiu Jitsu occurred 2008 under the guidance of Professor Daniel Padilha. With only three months of training, Gabriel participated in his first Championship at the age of 10, and placed Second at the Circuit Paulista of Jiu Jitsu by FPJJ. Three months later, at yet another Circuit Paulista exhibition, Gabriel took home the Championship, and decided then that Jiu Jitsu fighting was in his blood.

Gabriel would later capture 5 championships within the FPJJ in addition to several other regional championships. In 2012, Gabriel medaled at the CBJJ Brazilian National Championship. Gabriel increased his training, and by 2013 he was invited to train in Santos-SP with the internationally renown Jiu Jitsu athlete Rodrigo Cavaca.

In 2013, Gabriel won The World Cup Championship of Abu Dhabi in Gramado, Bronze in his Weight Class and Absolute Champion at the World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship, Silver in his Weight Class and Absolute Championship at the CBJJ Brazilian National,  Bronze at the CBJJE Pan American Jiu Jitsu Champion and Silver in the Jiu Jitsu World Championship.

In 2015, Gabriel debuted in MMA and competed in the MMA AMMO Fight Championship events. Gabriel is 2-0 in MMA and is actively competing in Jiu Jitsu at any opportunity. Gabriel is a passionate teacher and pushes his students to be the best that they can be.

Sponsors

  • Albino and Preto

Accomplishments

  • CBJJE International Champion/Blue

  • CBJJE Pan American Champion/Blue

  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Champion/Blue

  • IBJJF World Championship Bronze/Blue/Juvenile

  • IBJJF World Championship Bronze/Blue/Open/Juvenile

  • IBJJF World Championship Bronze/Blue

  • IBJJF World Championship Bronze/Blue/Open

  • IBJJF Brazilian National Silver/Blue

  • IBJJF Brazilian National Silver/Blue/Open

  • IBJJF Brazilian National NOGI Bronze/Blue

  • IBJJF NY International Open Champion/Blue

  • IBJJF NY International Open Silver/Purple

  • IBJJF NY International Open Silver/Brown

  • IBJJF Pan American NOGI Bronze/Brown

  • IBJJF NY BJJ Pro Champion/Brown

  • IBJJF Las Vegas NOGI Open Silver/Brown

  • Submission Victory at F2W 99

  • Submission Victory at LWS for Lightweight Title